The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo
The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo
Tim Noonan
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In the scrum by Tim Noonan

Rugby World Cup 2019: Yokohama Stadium’s big screen test best seen through lens of a telescope

  • Remote stadium has become showpiece facility since planned National Stadium failed to be completed
  • The ‘Nissan Stadium’ in Yokohama has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan, with 75,000 seats

The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo
The new National Stadium in Tokyo was promised to be ready in time for the Rugby World Cup, but is still under construction. Photo: Kyodo
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.